Photos: ALDS Game Two – Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz rounds first base after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz rounds first base after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a home run during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates as he scores on an RBI double by Dustin Pedroia during the fifth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates as he scores on an RBI double by Dustin Pedroia during the fifth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a home run during the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury steals second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury steals second base during the first inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits an RBI single during the third inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hits an RBI single during the third inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag from shortstop Yunel Escobar during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia avoids a tag from shortstop Yunel Escobar during the fourth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after completing a double play to end the top of the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts after completing a double play to end the top of the eighth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara runs onto the field before the ninth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara runs onto the field before the ninth inning of game two of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz picks up pitcher Koji Uehara in celebration after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 in game two of the American League Division Series to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It was another great one at Fenway Park last night, as the Red Sox kept rolling to beat David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays to take a 2-0 series lead in the American League Division Series.

There’s something about this team. They always seem to come up with the timeliest hits and big defensive plays when they need them most. They’ve done that all season, and it’s been more of the same so far this series. David Ortiz was clutch in game two, hitting home runs in both the first and eighth innings. His first one really set the tone and got the crowd into the game early.

Atmosphere is a huge part of the playoffs, so I’m aiming to show that through my photos. Although shooting the regular, tight action photos is necessary, I’ve also been liking the look of these loose action photos that show the crowd and ambience as well. 

Hopefully, I’ll have more chances to play around with that balance in the coming days. The team is down in Tampa right now. One win and we’re on to the ALCS!

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